Edward graduated with an Honours degree in Economics from Strathclyde University, in Scotland. From there he qualified as a CPA with Ernst & Young, London, before working with Accenture, Booz and ISG as a management consultant, specializing in outsourcing and global business services. After ISG Edward set up my consulting business, helping US and UK outsourcing businesses grow their deal flow and conversion rates. In parallel, he established and grew businesses in areas such as online educational marketplace, geo-targeted video streaming apps, and on-demand photography services, as well as advising start-ups on growth strategy and funding. Three years ago Edward founded The RPA Academy and The Beacons, specialist knowledge services businesses training and skilling major organizations around the globe on robotic process automation, machine learning and AI technologies.